PhD (U of Bristol) Doctorat (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
Rosa Vasilaki holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bristol (UK) and a PhD in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France).
She has taught history and sociology on undergraduate and postgraduate level and conducted research in a number of universities in Greece, Israel and the UK.
Rosa is the Director of Research and Development at Code on the Road (COR), a non-profit civil society organization committed to building an inclusive and equal society through implementing innovative, multi-disciplinary and targeted programs focusing on gender equality and empowerment, countering ideologies of exclusion and building resilience against hate and discrimination. Rosa is also the founder and coordinator of DISSENSUS, a research group of sociologists and anthropologists currently working on a large project assessing the impact and normalization of hate rhetoric in Greece.
Her empirical work revolves around the sociology of violence – its manifestations and genealogy – in the modern world, such as politically and religiously motivated violence, but also the state responses such as policing and securitization. Her theoretical work is focused on questions of postsecularism, postcolonialism and epistemological violence.
Her article “Provincializing IR? Prospects and Deadlocks in post-Western IR Theory” (2012) won the Northedge Essay Prize of Millennium Journal of International Studies, whilst her research proposal “Policing the Greek Crisis: Public Order and Civil Unrest in Times of Turmoil” won the second prize of Greek Politics Specialist Group 2015 Competition “Innovative Approaches for the Study of Greek Society and Politics”. In 2017 she published the book “Conversations. The Promise of Humanities and Social Sciences” (co-authored with Eleni Andriakaina).